Michael Vassiliadis

"We need a new social consensus that defines the values for responsible action. For this, a common awareness has to be raised, apart from deadlocked thought patterns."

Michael Vassiliadis
Member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees

Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

Facilitating responsible action by ethical reflection

The focus of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics is to provide ethical guidance to present and future decision makers in business, politics and civil society.  As a response to the actual debates on ethical leadership and corporate responsibility, profit-oriented entrepreneurship, the moral quality of market economy and fairness in global market competition we face pressure to act and need for discussion: How can the emerging global society accommodate the moral ideals of responsibility and solidarity? How can these concepts be put into practice? Which conditions must be met to do so? By help of our specific approach to ethics and by scientific methodology we address these issues in our seminars and ongoing initiatives for dialogue. Our guiding principle and motor is the idea of social cooperation for mutual advantage.


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Students of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Manage-ment discuss Code of Responsible Conduct for Busi-ness


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Das WZGE trauert um sein Vorstandsmitglied Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Kirchner LL.M., der am Freitag, 17. Januar 2014, nach einer kurzfristig notwendigen Operation im Alter von 69 Jahren verstorben ist. ...

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Zum 1. Januar 2014 wird der Führungswechsel am WZGE vollzogen  ...

Latest WCGE Newsletter


For the current developments at the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, please see our newsletter of December 2013. ...

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Am 6. und 7. Dezember 2013 waren 22 Austauschstudierende der HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management zu Gast am WZGE. ...

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